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  1. Add Bampton Community Archive to your Itinerary

    Bampton Community Archive

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    Museum

    Bampton

    The Old Grammar School in Bampton was built by Robert Vesey (d.1635), a wealthy local merchant living in Chimney, now a nearby village. At that time, Bampton was the largest town in the area and it badly needed a school for the children of the…

  2. Add Bampton - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    Bampton - St Mary's Church

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    Bampton

    It seems there was a church here long before the Norman Conquest, although the only surviving element before that time is the Anglo-Saxon tower with its fine herringbone stonework.

  3. Add Carterton Leisure Centre to your Itinerary

    Carterton Leisure Centre

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    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    Carterton

    Carterton Leisure Centre has a wide range of activities and facilities to suit everyone. Facilities include a state of the art gym, a 6 lane 25 metre swimming pool, separate learner pool, a spacious dance studio and spin studio with a varied fitness…

  4. Add Clanfield - St Stephen's Church to your Itinerary

    Clanfield - St Stephen's Church

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    Clanfield

    A late 12th century Church. It was originally a chapel of nearby Bampton church, and was dedicated to St John the Baptist, but sometime in the late 15th century the dedication was changed to St Stephen the Marytr.

  5. Add Kencot - St George's Church to your Itinerary

    Kencot - St George's Church

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    Kencot

    St George's Church in Kencot is of late 12th century origin and features a tower with a curious side turret with a sloping roof, which was added later and makes it look unfinished.

  6. Add Alvescot - St Peter's Church to your Itinerary

    Alvescot - St Peter's Church

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    Alvescot

    St Peter’s church celebrated its 900 year centenary in 2010. Although some of the church building is 900 years old the site is likely to have been a place of worship for longer than this.

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  1. Add Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens to your Itinerary

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    Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

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    Animal Collection

    Burford

    Get eye-to-eye with giraffe, watch rhinos grazing on Gothic Manor House lawns or walk with lemurs. With over 260 different animal species in over 120 acres of beautiful Parkland & gardens, there's plenty of space to relax and get closer to wildlife!

  2. Add Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve

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    Natural Wildlife Site

    Bampton

    Chimney Meadows is one of Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s flagship nature reserves and is well worth a visit at any time of year.

  3. Add Kelmscott Manor to your Itinerary

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    Kelmscott Manor

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    Historic House/Palace

    Kelmscott

    The country home of William Morris - poet, craftsman and socialist - from 1871 until 1896, this is an essential experience for anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts movement.

  4. Add Crocodiles of the World to your Itinerary

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    Crocodiles of the World

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    Animal Collection

    Brize Norton

    Crocodiles of the World is the UK's first and only crocodile zoo, and is home to over 80 crocodiles, which represent 12 of the 23 extant crocodilian species, making it the largest collection of crocodiles in the UK

  5. Add Swinbrook - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    Swinbrook - St Mary's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Burford

    Near the porch are headstones to three of the Mitford sisters, Nancy, Unity and Diana Mitford. Their parents, and a fourth sister Pamela, are buried elsewhere in the churchyard. There is a plaque to their brother, Tom, inside the church.

  6. Add Widford - St Oswald's Church to your Itinerary

    Widford - St Oswald's Church

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    Church/Chapel

    Burford

    A tiny church on its own in the Windrush Valley. In 1904 it was found to have been built on the base of a Roman house or temple. Mainly 13th century it has remnants of an 11th century Saxon or Norman building, e.g. the dividing wall, a chevroned…

  7. Add Swinford Museum to your Itinerary

    Swinford Museum

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    Museum

    Filkins

    Tools and artefacts relating to domestic life and rural trades and crafts that are particular to this Cotswold village.

  8. Add Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote to your Itinerary

    Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote

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    Historic Site

    Witney

    Ruins of a large 15th century manor set around courtyard. Situated in attractive settings on the banks of the River Windrush. A skeleton found in 18th century is said to be that of Lord Lovell.

  9. Add Aston Pottery to your Itinerary

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    Aston Pottery

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    Shop/Shopping Centre

    , Aston

    Take four disparate components and bring them together to produce something far greater than their individual collective. This is Aston Pottery, where gardening, retail, food and pottery combine to excel.

  10. Add Kilkenny Lane Country Park to your Itinerary

    Kilkenny Lane Country Park

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    Adventure Park/Playground

    Carterton

    Set within 50 acres Kilkenny Lane Country Park is an ideal location for playing, walking, jogging, or simply relaxing with a picnic. There are 2.5km of paths (suitable for wheelchair access) and bridleways, as well as an adventure play area

  11. Add Filkins - St Peter's Church to your Itinerary

    Filkins - St Peter's Church

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    Filkins

    St Peter’s, Filkins was built in medieval (Victorian Gothic) style in 1855 - 57 by George Edmund Street, who went on to build the Law Courts in the Strand, London

  12. Add Holwell - St Mary's Church to your Itinerary

    Holwell - St Mary's Church

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    Holwell

    Built in 1895 to replace an earlier church and medieval chapel of ease. Although some brick and some stone from the earlier churches was re-used, all the woodwork was sawn up and given to the poor as firewood or burnt on a bonfire. Thankfully some…

  13. Add Shilton - Holy Rood Church to your Itinerary

    Shilton - Holy Rood Church

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    Shilton


    Humble and unadorned, Shilton's Church of the Holy Rood stands on a slope above the village

    Baptisms take place as part of the Parish Communion service.

  14. Add Cotswold Woollen Weavers to your Itinerary

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    Cotswold Woollen Weavers

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    Shopping

    Lechlade

    Cotswold Woollen Weavers is a destination in its own right: a shop selling all manner of woollen clothes and blankets, a small museum, design studio, sculpture gallery, coffee shop and picnic area, all housed in beautiful old stone buildings. 

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St Oswald's Church at Widford (photo Helena Sylvester)